abused cats

anonymous asked:

Hey Eddie Kaspbrak from 2017 It here to just say you know what I love (translation: hate, hate with a burning passion)? When people try and say that when I talk about the fact that my mom abused me and then made me take meds to make me forget that I'm trying to one up/erase Bev's abuse. Like, suprise, more than one of us can be abused and that doesn't make any of our abuse any less valid seriously. I just remembered all that my mom did and its weighing on me so like get off my ass.

Please for the love of god

Do not declaw your cats. Today my friend who works at a local rescue received an application for a cat adoption. There’s a section for “Do you plan on declawing your new cat?” and the person checked the box for yes and wrote “We have expensive furniture.”

ok then don’t get a cat

sorry but if you’re going to mutilate your animal to avoid ruining your expensive furniture then a cat is not the animal you need

So many reasons not to do this


-it’s EXTREMELY painful. they don’t just remove the claw, they remove the TOE up to the first joint.

-if your cat escapes your home, they have absolutely ZERO way of defending or feeding themselves (not that your cat should be allowed outside for any reason but that’s a whole separate rant)

-your cat will be in pain while walking. because they removed that actual bone, your cat’s weight is now balanced on that second bone in their toe, not the first as was designed. Painful.

-Your cat may even lose the desire to be touched. literally we adopted this adolescent cat whose owners abandoned him because he was an escape artist. they had already declawed him and for the longest time he wouldn’t even let us get near his feet. like we couldn’t touch him if it wasn’t his head or the base of his tail.

do. not. declaw. your. cat.


Alternatively:

-buy little nail caps. they sell them at pet stores and they come in all sorts of cute colors

-buy furniture guards. figure out where your cat is most aggressive with scratching. buy a furniture guard and place a cat tree or scratching post nearby and use some catnip or treats to attract their attention to it

-literally just trim the nails with nail clippers. be careful not to quick them. if your cat starts fussing, take a break and come back later to avoid accidents due to them moving around

don’t declaw your cat

People who hurt black cats on Halloween need to be thrown into the fucking sun.

Happy Halloween and please keep your black kitties (I would argue all kitties, just to be safe) indoors during this time because unfortunately some gross people who shouldn’t be alive sometimes abuse our fur babies. They think these cats are “bad luck” and/or in general are just sick monsters who hurt kitties. Stay safe this October, everyone.

Signs that people are ignorant and neglective pet owners

• when you tell them they’re doing something wrong in a polite manner, their first response is to tell you to “fuck off” or “shut up”

• when you offer them resources or information that could help them, they tell you that they “know how to take care of their pet” and that they’re taking care of their pet “their way”

• they believe that any person that views the way they house their pet as less than ideal is unnecessarily targeting and attacking them

• when they start to wonder why their pet is ill and lethargic and a person tells them it’s because they’re living in an unhealthy environment, they ignore the other person’s (or people’s) facts and information, try to excuse the problems with the way their pet is living with stuff like “i don’t have enough room” or “i don’t have the time to do all that”, and try to solve the problem through methods that do not work unless the pet is in an environment where it is able to recover and heal

• their pet(s)’s health and environment are viewed as things that would inconvenience their lives if they were to improve for the better. i.e. them upgrading from a vase to an actual aquarium would take up to much room and make too much noise

• they see people who maintain their pet(s)’s happiness and health through keeping them in the proper environment as “extra” ✨

• they call neglecting their pet their own “style of pet-keeping”


feel free to reblog and add some signs you’ve seen before

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! Luca is now home from surgery. They did a spay, mass removal, and tail amputation. They took a lot off her tail which means her tail was a lot worse than we thought, both myself and the vets. They did xrays to see if the cancer had spread and if so, where and she is officially cancer free!

We do, however, have to do a few follow up visits, so she’s not out of the woods yet. There’s still a chance something could happen during the healing process that could require emergency attention.


I spoke with the investigating officer today about her and her case, I brought my vet bills, pictures, screen shots of conversations, and they will be making contact by tomorrow afternoon with the people that did this to my baby.


As I said, we’re not out of the woods yet. Please continue to share her gofundme, we still need help covering some costs for her. We want to make sure she gets the best care and treatment possible. So please don’t give up on us.

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UPDATE on my cat Merlin (he was hurt by local teens because I helped my fellow LGBTQ neighbours when they were harassed by the kids):
This is an example of the rocks found on the balcony and in the backyard, that were used to hurt Merlin, my cat. They chose them extra sharp it seems.

Merlin was at the emergency over night. He will be transferred from there to a place (animal hospital) where they can actually check his head with x-ray.
The costs for just yesterday night getting him seen was 250 POUND. They said it would be more transferring him and X-ray would be a new bill, at the new place.
So I will have to pay the 250 Pound plus transferal costs today. Please keep sharing and donating! I’m begging you!

I want to address a few point that were brought up:
Insurance for Merlin isn’t really possible for me. He was insured last year, but he is really old so there are only schemes that don’t really cover everything. I had looked into it last june, but the levels I could have afford monthly didn’t cover emergency etc, just flee and vaccines.
Calling the cops. WAS DONE!!! Thank you for asking. I called them when they assaulted US, the neighbours and yesterday night. They said they can’t do much about the Merlin situation because I don’t have witnesses and didn’t see their faces. But they note it down. They treat all this as a hate crime.
Cameras, I can’t install them, I have no money for that. The police will be asked if they can do that on the street.
I am not allowed to arm myself.
The yard is open to over 7 houses with doors. Keeping Merlin and letting him go outside was never and option or worry. He is an outdoor cat for over 12 years, nothing ever happened till this year.
Please keep donating and spreading this post. He needs all the support for his X-Ray and it would break my heart if we would fail at the costs. Me being lgbt shouldn’t mean is life ends.

it would break my heart.

Please help, I don’t have enough to go to emergency with him - please help :
PayPal “for Merlin” in pound, send to friend/family:
Galadraeluk@yahoo.co.uk <<<<-

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MINOR MERLIN UPDATE::::

going to hospital with little Merlin today, he stays overnight for checks tomorrow morning and we pick him up later that day.
Costs are nearly covered, but as you know, any little dollar helps. OR you can check my Facebook for my sale post and support merlin that way!?

You can clearly see just HOW BIG that whole in his head is, it wasn’t so clear when it was all swollen and bloody, but now you can see it’s really big. It also feels very deep. The doctor agreed that it was deep, when he was first seen last week. They will now analyse if his head is otherwise injured and check his behaviour as well (nothing seemed to be broken). Fingers crossed his brain is ok besides the major concussion, I knew a friends cat that got really psychotic after falling from a window. I don’t want Merlin to live that way ;__;

my sale-post is here:
www . Facebook. com /fahrlightloki /posts/ 1580430858697366

we are missing around 89pound of the fee for todays/tomorrows check, and I still try to sell dresses, but I only managed to sell one so far and the other buyer for a second dress just flaked on me -_-.


Please help - please help :
PayPal “for Merlin”
Galadraeluk@yahoo.co.uk <<<<- please, I don’t know what to do. He is in so much pain. IF YOU CAN’T DONATE, PLEASE SPREAD! 

My cat was assaulted in connection with a reported hate crime! Please help us save him. His injury could be from that rock/hammer/screwdriver the thugs talked about! 

(He was abused because I helped gay neighbours who were harassed by homophobic teens and they decides to harass me too and tried to break my windows. they are several times reported to the police by now, but nothing happened to solve it so far.)